Kingfisher Academy’s added values:
BEFORE / AFTER SCHOOL CARE
School opens at 7:30 but the academic day doesn’t start until 8:40. Kids can be dropped off from 7:30 on for no additional charge.
Aftercare is provided for $30/week for one child and $40/week for two children.
If a student isn’t riding the bus or picked up by 4:00 they are in aftercare. Aftercare ends at 5:45 Monday through Thursday and 5pm on Fridays.
During Aftercare, kids can eat a snack, read books, play board games, do projects, finish homework, etc. Some kids will use this time to practice the piano (if they are taking lessons) and some will use the time to work on long range hobbies (such are building a model car or jet).
We often watch Odd Squad or WildKratts on PBS. Some afternoons we’ll go outside and go for a walk or play in our playspace behind the building. If we are doing that, we’ll post a sign on the easel at the bottom of the stairs so parents can find us. If the weather is gorgeous, we might go to the park, but we’ll send out a quick e-mail to let everyone know where to find us. Afterschool is a pretty peaceful end to the day.
Each afternoon anyone can ride the bus that lives within 7 to 10 miles of the school or can be delivered to various after school programs close by.
The bus usually leaves around 3:10 (to avoid the high school traffic) and generally everyone is delivered by 4:30. If your child is under 9, someone must be home to greet the child when getting off the bus, for safety. The cost is $30/month.
This week in Afterschool:
With the help of the kids, new things have been established! Our first book of the year is going to be “Time Cat” by Lloyd Alexander. Emerson has vouched for this book, so we believe it’s going to be great. Also, the Build-A-Thon will be Tuesday of every week instead of Wednesday like last year.